Category Archives: evangelism & outreach

Rapper left lesbian lifestyle, transformed by Jesus

By Dan Wooding and Mark Ellis

Venus L. Burton, aka rapper Booski Love, once slid through dark caverns of danger, lust and power in Los Angeles. She soared among the stars of the underground rap scene and survived the night — but only barely.

Then, in 2010, at the pinnacle of her career, Booski Love experienced a moment of clarity. She awakened from …

Pastor’s wayward son born-again in North Carolina revival

By Mark Ellis

He grew up in a pastor’s home, and spent “endless hours” in church. His father traveled frequently, preaching in evangelistic crusades. But the son had a superficial response to his father’s message and after he left home, spent a dozen years pursuing worldly pleasures.

“I’ve been a preacher’s kid my entire life,” says D.R. Harrison, 34. “I traveled across the country with …

God moves among unreached in India, freeing many from demons, healing the sick

By Mark Ellis

The ethnic Bhuiya are one of the most unreached people groups in India, with less than one-tenth of one percent of the tribe professing Christianity — until this year –when the gospel reached 35 of their villages, freeing many from the grip of the evil one.

“They worship the spirit of the nearest mountain, among other things, and indigenous missionaries …

Evangelist declares West Virginia revival is not over

By Mark Ellis

After a few weeks of rest, the young evangelist at the center of the revival in West Virginia that brought 4,000 to Christ, says God is not done pouring out his Spirit in coal country and beyond.

“Hear me West Virginia. I know that God has moved in the last eight weeks where over 4000 people have come to …

In North Carolina revival, God saturated one town with his presence

By Mark Ellis

Pastor Randy Hobbs has been pastoring New Hope Baptist Church in Burlington for 37 years, but he’s never seen anything like the revival that began on Mother’s Day of this year and continued until July 29th.

The church invited evangelist C.T. Townsend, 34, to visit for a week. “We had such a mighty move of God in breakthrough power …

Muslim father killed daughter and threw her down a well, but Jesus caught her and restored her life


By Mark Ellis

She was born into a strict Muslim family in the Middle East. Because she was born in the Muslim month of Ramzan, her parents named her Ramza.

“I was a religious girl from my childhood,” she told Bibles for Mideast. “I was always in front of the line for the Islamic practices for reciting the Koran, doing prayers five …

Pokeman Go party at seminary leads six gamers to Christ

By Mark Ellis

With the Pokeman Go craze in full swing, a Texas seminary recognized a unique outreach opportunity to host a “lure party,” which drew several hundred from the community – and six people prayed to receive Christ as a result.

Realizing the unusual occasion for outreach, students and faculty at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary hosted a “lure party” at the …

Imam finds Jesus, loses family, house, and livelihood

By Mark Ellis

An evil spirit tormented Imam Kuluseni Tenywa for many years. Out of desperation, he visited Elim Church in his village in late May 2016.

“I was prayed for in the power of Issa [Jesus] and invited him into my heart, which broke the strength of the evil spirit that was troubling me,” he told Morning Star News.

The strong man …

Vietnam: Authorities lock up 108 pastors, some face poisoning risk

By Mark Ellis

Vietnamese authorities have locked up at least 108 pastors for their faith in prisons where they could be poisoned if they’re not careful what they eat.

Prison conditions in Vietnam’s Central Highlands are unforgiving and primitive. If a prisoner fails to follow all orders it could bring fatal retribution, Su*, the leader of an indigenous ministry told Christian Aid …

God hides 18 Muslim converts under His wing, protects them from attack

By Mark Ellis

In the warm clear waters of the Arabian Sea, 18 former Muslims were baptized recently at an early morning service conducted by Bibles for Mideast.

The new believers had personally approached the ministry leaders and requested baptism. “They wanted to be purified in the Spirit and the Water to get ready to meet Jesus Christ – the Bridegroom, who …

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